UW Bioengineering is proud of all our faculty, staff and students, and the many awards they earn for their work in teaching, mentoring and improving lives through bioengineering research and innovations.

Faculty Award Highlights

  • 29 American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Fellows
  • 13 members of the Washington State Academy of Sciences
  • 14 past and current UW CoMotion Presidential Innovation Fellows
  • 6 members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
  • Six AAAS Fellows
  • One National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Student Award Highlights

  • 13 current National Science Foundation Fellows
  • Two Fulbright Student Fellows, one Gates Cambridge Scholar, one Rhodes Scholar, one Luce Scholar, and eight Goldwater Scholars as of 2016
  • 5 Levinson Emerging Scholar awards
  • Multiple awards from NASA Space Grant
  • Multiple awards in business plan competitions from UW Foster School of Business
  • Fellowships from American Heart Association and Washington Research Foundation
  • More Amgen Scholars than any other UW department; 31 since 2007
  • Over 100 Mary Gates Scholarships

Featured Awards and Recognition

  • DEBUT award students and Dr. Lai

Student invention to better diagnose tuberculosis wins NIH prize

October 15th, 2020|

A team of UW bioengineering and mechanical engineering undergraduates won second place overall – and took home a $15,000 prize – at the National Institutes of Health’s 9th annual Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge.

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Buddy Ratner wins Bioelastomer Award

November 23rd, 2020|

Dr. Buddy Ratner Biomaterials expert Buddy Ratner, joint professor in UW Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering, will receive the 2021 Bioelastomer Award, the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society announced. Dr. Ratner is [...]

Buddy Ratner, dialysis team win prize for synthetic graft

July 27th, 2020|

UW bioengineer Buddy Ratner and his collaborators at Seattle’s Center for Dialysis Innovation (CDI) captured one of six prizes in a national contest to develop new solutions for dialysis care.